Peter Saiers has been named news director of KTLA, Nexstar’s CW affiliate in Los Angeles. Saiers, most recently news director at KING Seattle, succeeds Jason Ball, who held the post for 12½ years and announced plans to leave in February.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a news director in Los Angeles and a news producer in Raleigh, N.C.
Sheryl Crow leads a long list of performers and celebrity guests who will appear in a Jan. 1 television special replacing the 132nd Rose Parade, which was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Rose Parade’s New Year Celebration presented by Honda will air on ABC, NBC, Hallmark Channel, Univision, RFD-TV and KTLA Los Angeles featuring performances filmed at locations across the country to limit travel and ensure safety.
Seven years after leaving her KTLA anchor chair for a high-profile CNN gig, Michaela Pereira has returned to the local news morning shift. But instead of coming back to her old stomping grounds at KTLA Morning News, which she cohosted for nine years, Pereira has jumped to crosstown rival KTTV, to lead a revamped Good Day L.A. broadcast.
TV stations, including those in Los Angeles, have had to adapt quickly to the new normal of programming news while adhering to government mandates designed to stop the spread of the virus. While TV audiences continue to tune in to CNN and MSNBC for the latest national updates, they are also relying on broadcasters closer to home to apprise them of what’s going on specifically in their communities.
Nexstar taps the broadcaster with 30 years of large-market experience to lead its Los Angeles CW affiliate and its related digital operations, mobile apps, and social media channels. She succeeds the retiring Don Corsini and begins her duties on Feb. 10.
Veteran station executive Don Corsini, a fixture in the Los Angeles TV market who spent the past decade running CW affiliate KTLA as president and general manager, has informed the station’s staff of his plan to retire at the end of the year. He made announcement at a meeting with employees, emphasizing that the departure was entirely his decision, according to sources. The move comes following Nexstar Media Group’s takeover of Tribune Media.
Charter Communications’ Spectrum Networks will broadcast 10 Los Angeles Dodgers games on Tribune Broadcasting’s KTLA Los Angeles (DMA 2). Spectrum SportsNet LA’s simulcast game coverage on KTLA will begin with the Dodgers matchup vs. the San Diego Padres on Wednesday, April 5, starting at 6:30 pm. SportsNet LA and KTLA5 will simulcast a total of […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lu Parker, a local television news anchor in Los Angeles and a former Miss USA, was arrested Wednesday at Los Angeles International Airport on suspicion of stealing a pair of earbud headphones belonging to an off-duty police detective, authorities said. Parker, 48, was taken into custody at about 7 a.m. in […]
Los Angeles ABC O&O KABC and KTLA reporter Rich DeMuro are leading the social media pack in the Los Angeles market, according to data from Share Rocket.
As Vin Scully’s time in the booth winds down, Charter Communications has set a deal with Tribune’s KTLA Los Angeles to simulcast six Los Angeles Dodgers games, briefly lifting the TV blackout for local fans who don’t have access to the team’s SportsNet LA channel.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Longtime Rose Parade broadcasters Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards will make the 2016 edition their last. The pair will anchor KTLA-TV’s coverage Friday morning, describing the flower-covered floats, marching bands and equestrian units moving down Pasadena’s Colorado Boulevard. Eubanks, whose career includes hosting “The Newlywed Game,” worked the parade for several […]
Tribune Broadcasting’s CW affiliate KTLA Los Angeles (DMA 2), today appointed Adrianne Anderson vice president, creative services. Anderson is responsible for both internal and external branding, promotion and marketing for the station, reporting to Don Corsini, station president-GM, and working alongside Marshall Hites, Tribune Media’s SVP of creative services for the company’s 42-station broadcast group. […]
Tribune’s Los Angeles CW affiliate has been covering the parade live for almost 70 years. It distributes its two-hour broadcast to stations in the U.S. and more than 200 other countries. The production uses 17 cameras, including 11 along the parade route and one on a Goodyear blimp.
With the upcoming departure of the latenight syndicated talk show, at least five Tribune Broadcasting stations will fill the 11 p.m. slot with local news, and more may follow. It’s also an opportunity to experiment with formats in the hopes of winning over younger viewers, says new Tribune news chief Katherine Green.
Tribune-owned KTLA Los Angeles added another hour of news last night. In what Tribune called a soft launch, viewers of the CW affiliate were treated to an 11 p.m. newscast anchored by 10 p.m. anchors Cher Calvin and Micah Ohlman.